Box Office: Coraline back in 3rd, Jason in 6th
This was one of those rare weekends during which no new science fiction, fantasy, or horror movies opened. The only two holdovers still in the Top Ten were CORALINE and FRIDAY THE 13, which saw somewhat divergent results.
CORALINE, in its third weekend of release, bounced back from #5 to #3, which is where it made its debut. Henry Selick’s animated film, based on the Neil Gaiman novel, earned $11.03-million, raising its three-week total to $53.4-million.
FRIDAY THE 13TH, which made its debut at #1 last week, fell faster than one of Jason’s victims – all the way to sixth place with $7.8-million. Nevertheless, thanks to the strong opening, the film has slashed its way through $55-million worth of tickets sales in less than two weeks.